maternal placenta


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maternal placenta

[mə′tərn·əl plə′sen·tə]
(embryology)
The outer placental layer, developed from the decidua basalis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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